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Gata Kamsky vs Viswanathan Anand
"Oh Vishy You're So Fine" (game of the day Mar-26-2014)
Candidates Match (1994), Sanghi Nagar IND, rd 4, Jul-29
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Romanishin Attack (E12)  ·  0-1



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Feb-15-19  ChessHigherCat: <offramp>: I had no idea she was Toni Basil but she sure caught my attention in the film. That's one hot squaw. but what can you expect after a 75-year gestation period:

<Description: Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer, actress, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker, best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1981 hit "Mickey", which reached No 1 in several countries. Wikipedia>

<Born: September 22, 1943 (age 75 years)>

If she born at the age of 75 in 1943, she just celebrated her sesquicentennial!

Feb-15-19  schachfuchs: How pitiful to be born at the age of 75! ;-)
Feb-15-19  TheaN: <CHC: 19. Rxc3! Little creep was hiding like a speed cop on h3...>

And has so far at least written two tickets...

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  Willber G: <TheaN: <CHC: 19. Rxc3! Little creep was hiding like a speed cop on h3...>

And has so far at least written two tickets...>

Make that three.

Feb-15-19  ChessHigherCat: <bugsum buckum glugum duckum??

Written on my iPhone, please excuse any terseness or typos

Feb-15-19  The Kings Domain: Fine play by Anand. Nice to see the pun's from one of my favorite '80s tracks. :-)
Feb-15-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

18...Bxd5 19.Bxc8 Rxc8 20.Rxd5 exd5 21.Rf3 Qb7 22.Kb1 h6 23.Qf5 hxg5 24.hxg5 d4 25.Bxd4 g6 26.Qe5 Qe4+ 27.Qxe4 Nxe4 28.Rh3 f6 29.gxf6 Bxf6 30.Bxf6 Nxf6 31.Rb3 Ne4 32.Rb5 a4 33.f3 Nd2+ 34.Ka2 Nb3 35.Rb4 Nc5 36.Rc4 Kf7 37.Kb1 Ke6 38.Kc2 g5 39.Kc3 Kf5 40.Kc2 Ke5 41.Kd2 Rc6 42.Ke3 Rc7 43.g3 Kf5 44.g4+ Kg6 45.f4 gxf4+ 46.Rxf4 - / + (-1.31) Depth: 25 dpa

Feb-15-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 20 dpa done

1. - / + (-0.81): 18.Bc6 Bxc6 19.dxc6 Qxc6 20.Rg3 g6 21.Kb1 Nd5 22.h5 Bxg5 23.Rxg5 Nxc3+ 24.Qxc3 Qxc3 25.bxc3 Rxc3 26.Kb2 Rc4 27.Rb5 Rfc8 28.Rd2 a4 29.hxg6 hxg6 30.Rb4 Kg7 31.Rb7 g5 32.Rb4 Kg6 33.f3 Kf5 34.Rb7 Kf6 35.Rb4 Kf5 36.Rb7

2. - / + (-0.98): 18.dxe6 Qxb5 19.exf7+ Rxf7 20.Re1 Bf8 21.Nxf7 Kxf7 22.h5 Kg8 23.Qd3 Qb6 24.Rhe3 Qb3 25.Qc2 Qxc2+ 26.Kxc2 Bc5 27.Re6 Bxf2 28.R1e2 Bd4 29.Re7 Bd5 30.Kd2 Bxc3+ 31.bxc3 Rd8 32.Kc2 a4 33.h6 gxh6 34.g3 h5 35.Kb2 Rb8+ 36.Kc2

3. - / + (-1.20): 18.Bd7 Bxd5 19.Bxc8 Rxc8 20.Rxd5 exd5 21.Rf3 Qc7 22.Qd3 h6 23.Nh3 Qb6 24.Kb1 Ne4 25.Be5 Qe6 26.Bd4 Qc6 27.Nf4 Bxh4 28.Bc3 Nxc3+ 29.Qxc3 Qxc3 30.bxc3 Rc5 31.a4 Bg5 32.Kb2 g6 33.Nd3 Rc7 34.Nf4 Rd7 35.Nd3 Rb7+ 36.Kc2 Kg7 37.Nf4 Rd7 38.Nd3 h5

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  agb2002: Black is one pawn down.

White threatens Bxc8 and dxe6.

18... Nxd7 is met with 19.Qxh7#. This suggests 18... Rxc3:

A) 19.Rxc3 h6

A.1) 20.Nf3 Nxd7 looks very advantageous for Black.

A.2) 20.dxe6 hxg5 21.exf7+ Rxf7 22.hxg5 Ne4 followed by Bxg5+, unclear.

B) 19.Qxc3 Nxd7 as in A.1.

C) 19.bxc3 Bxa3+ 20.Kd2 Qxf2+ 21.Kd3 Ba6+ 22.Bb5 Bxb5#.

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  agb2002: My maneuver Rxc3 followed by h6 seems to lose to 20.Rb3, according to Stockfish. Better luck next time.
Feb-15-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

<d 25 dpa 1. = / + (-0.29): 14.Rg3 Nf6 15.e5 Nh5 16.Rg5 Bxg5+ 17.Nxg5 g6 18.Kb1 Qe7 19.Bd2 b4 20.Be2 Ng7 21.Ne4 bxa3 22.h5 Ne8 23.Bh6 c5 24.Bxf8 Qxf8 25.Nxc5 Bxg2 26.bxa3 Ng7 27.Ka1 Bd5 28.Qc3 Qd8 29.hxg6 hxg6 30.Rb1 Qh4 31.Nd7 Ne8 32.f3

< d 24 dpa 2. = / + (-0.41): 14.Bd2 c5 15.d5 c4 16.Ng5 e5 17.Kb1 Rc8 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Rg3 Nf6 20.Rc1 Qd6 21.Bd2 h6 22.Nf3 Nh5 23.Rh3 Nf4 24.Rg3 a4 25.Bb4 Qc7 26.Qc3 Rfe8>>

Feb-15-19  landshark: For me the real puzzle (because I can't see far enough ahead from the start) is what to play after White's 21.Qf5 - all of Black's moves prior to that seemed natural to me and were what I chose. Move 21 was unexpected - but I hadn't been able to visualize the territory here enough to come up with a good try for him.
Feb-15-19  landshark: And upon further review, what ensued was a wild middle game of the type I am utterly lost trying to actually <calculate> concrete anything. Hats off to those two - way to mix it up - !
Feb-22-19  RKnight: Deja Vu all over again.
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  jffun1958: Carnival is coming up soon. It's recycling time. :-)
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  Jimfromprovidence: As an alternative to the last two days of repeated puzzles, try this one. It's pretty good. White to play and win. Move 57.

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Here is the game link.
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010

Feb-22-19  Olsonist: You can say that again.
Feb-22-19  mel gibson: Not much of a puzzle -
less than 2 pawns in it.
However - the computer did follow the same line.

Stockfish 10 says:

18. ... Bxd5

(18. .. Bxd5
(♗b7xd5 ♗d7xc8 ♖f8xc8 ♖d1-e1 h7-h6 ♘g5-e4 ♗d5xe4 ♖e1xe4 ♘f6xe4 ♕c2xe4 ♗e7-f6 ♖h3-e3 ♕b6-b5 ♕e4-d3 ♖c8-c4 ♕d3-c2 ♗f6xh4 ♔c1-b1 ♕b5-c6 g2-g3 ♗h4-f6 ♕c2-d2 a5-a4 ♗c3xf6 g7xf6 ♖e3-c3 ♔g8-g7 ♔b1-c1 e6-e5 ♖c3xc4 ♕c6xc4+ ♔c1-d1 ♕c4-f1+ ♔d1-c2 h6-h5 b2-b3 a4xb3+ ♔c2xb3 ♕f1-b5+ ♔b3-c2 ♕b5-c5+ ♔c2-b3 e5-e4 a3-a4 ♔g7-g6 a4-a5 ♕c5-b5+ ♔b3-c2) +1.79/35)

score for Black +1.79

Feb-22-19  malt: I'm going for 18...B:d5
just because I did not get it, last week.
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  pittpanther: Does someone know the games from Tuesday and Wednesday? I wanted to comment on an interesting resource (at least I think interesting :) )for black in the day that began with Rxf6 but cannot find the puzzle in the puzzle archives. Thanks,
Feb-22-19  I Like Fish: that beats me
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  HeMateMe: I don't understand the pun here.
Feb-22-19  Boomie: <HeMateMe: I don't understand the pun here.>

It's from a pop song:

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  Diademas: <Boomie: <HeMateMe: I don't understand the pun here.> It's from a pop song:

The pinnacle of western civilization...

Feb-23-19  jith1207: <pittpanther>: I think the puzzles are getting repetitive those days, right? The reason they may not be in archives or collections.

I believe you have to look up for puzzles 7 days prior, as I recall these were the ones that got repeated.

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